Monday, April 27, 2015
Lavender Half Doll...
This is a lovely "half doll" in the shade of lavender. I was very fortunate to be selected by Deb of Mosaic Magpie blog to give her a new home. Thank you Deb so much. When you visit her blog you will see how generous she truly is with her Wee Care Gowns and Waldorf style Dolls she creates and donates. Deb is a true angel in this world.
I had commented on Deb's Grow Your Blog post of how I would like to make a gift of this lovely lavender half doll for my sister for her birthday. April came quickly and I was not certain how I would gift her knowing how delicate she is. Sew...I came upon my design and this is how she looks now...
I sewed a pillow form of about 5 inches square and stuffed it with crushed walnut shells to give it weight. Now I had a base to work with. Crushed walnut shells are also wonderful for use in pincushions to sharpen and protect needles and pins from rusting. I had the most perfect lavender fabric in my possession...however I only had a small strip of it along with the square piece. No room for mistakes. I simply stitched a tube and then gathered it with crochet thread and tied it around her waist. Such a tiny little waist it is. And now you see how I finished off Miss Lavender Half Doll.
Here is my lovely sister Marie with her gift. I had mentioned it was fragile when she was unwrapping all the tissue paper. Her perplexed look is because she didn't know what I had given her. Then I explained to remove the cute little bucket which was merely for protection...and it was a bonus for her to keep. OH!!! I explained if this is the gift the way it is I would have at least put a flower on the top (bottom) of the bucket to finish it off. lol
Marie loves her beautiful Lavender Half Doll. And when I told her the story of Deb gifting me she loved it even more. Thank you again Deb. This is a special gift for a special sister I love so much.
And thank you for all your lovely comments on what you would do with the little crocheted button flowers...here is one more idea. I gifted a set of dragonfly earrings to my sister and this is how I packaged them for her. She loves the button and will tie it onto a barrett for her hair. We spent a lovely day together shopping and lunching and laughing and catching up.
April is quickly coming to a close and that means National Letter Writing Month will end too. I have been able to catch up and send out lots of mail. I will post more on that soon.
Mr. C spent the weekend in Bakersfield with his car buds and I will share about that soon.
For now I shall be busy as we continue our downstairs remodel. Thankfully the concrete dust is not as thick however I am still finding it in all the most interesting places...library book shelves, not to mention the books and knick knacks...inside cupboards, including on the linens...in the pantry and on it goes. I am so happy with how the bathroom is progressing and will share photos soon.
Creative Bliss to each and every person who knows the JOY of handmade...
Posted by Createology at 9:27 AM
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She's lovely...and how wonderful and big-hearted of you to gift her to someone else. I have been working my way through my collection of antique pincushion and lamp dolls, finishing off four at Christmas. Hope your day holds creative things, Ms. Sherry! XOXOReplyDelete
I love the little doll, she is adorable and the skirt is perfect for her. Looking forward to seeing the pics of the bathroom. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
I love the way your half doll turned out! I think I have one in my house somewhere, and now I have an idea of what to do with it... when I find it! ;-)ReplyDelete
You have really done your little half doll justice with her beatuiful skirt. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
"She" is lovely as is the story of how she came to be!!ReplyDelete
the doll looks so beautiful what a lovely gift Deb sent you and you have made it into a lovely gift for your sisterReplyDelete
Hi Sherry, I just love how you created the full skirt for the beautiful half doll. She is so pretty and I am sure your sister loves it and will treasure it always. Great idea to cover it with the bonus bucket.ReplyDelete
Have a creative day my friend.
What a beautiful gift you created! It was meant to be, that you had the perfect fabric in your stash. I hope your sister enjoys her!ReplyDelete
Clever solution in using the walnut shell filling. Your sister's gift is beautiful and heartfelt. And those crochet buttons will keep on going- first as the gift closure and then as a barrette. Nice!ReplyDelete
How lovely to give the sweet half doll a lavender skirt and pincushion base! I like the bucket too - fun way to protect and hide the doll! I'm sure your sister appreciates your creative gift so much!ReplyDelete
Your lavender doll turned out beautifully! Nicely done, Sherry. No wonder your sister loved it!ReplyDelete
Lovely doll Sherry. Love the crocheted button too. Still working on a surprise for you. Soon....ReplyDelete
What lovely birthday gift, Sherry! I'm sure your sister will cherish her beautiful, little lady all done up so beautifully in lavender! xoReplyDelete
The wee doll is lovely. I imagine the dust will settle for a bit more but the job will be wonderfully sparkly. Here is to a dust free May!ReplyDelete
Oh you did a wonderful job dressing your lavender lady!ReplyDelete
How sweet of you to give your beautiful pin cushion to your sister! I'm glad you were able to explain that it was hidden under the bucket! Too funny!ReplyDelete
What a lovely half doll, from dear Deb, and how beautiful she look with her new gown. The bucket on top of her to protect her, looks so lovely ,too, dear Sherry,- a wonderful gift to your sister.ReplyDelete
I hope you will soon have rain, and that you enjoy your days !!
Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous present for your sister!! The doll is beautiful and what a generous gift she was from your friend!! You made her stunning with the beautiful way you dressed her up!! It's amazing!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time together!! Have a great day :)ReplyDelete
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Aww, such a pretty dress you have given the lavender doll. Your sister is funny thinking her present was just the bucket (without a bow - as if you'd do that!) xxReplyDelete
Your doll is absolutely beautiful I can see why your sister would be so pleased.ReplyDelete
That little half doll turned out just lovely, Sherry! I love the dress you made for her and I guess the amount of lavender fabric you had was perfect and just waiting for her.ReplyDelete